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Press release 27/07/2021

MPS statement on the GMC national training survey 2021

MPS statement on the GMC national training survey 2021

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Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director at Medical Protection, comments on the GMC national training survey 2021, which has highlighted an increase in burnout among doctors in training.

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Press release 30/06/2021

75% of GP surgeries have suffered verbal abuse during vaccination pro...

75% of GP surgeries have suffered verbal abuse during vaccination programme

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3 in 4 GPs and other practice staff involved with the Covid-19 vaccination programme say they have experienced verbal abuse from patients who have been unhappy about issues such as eligibility, prioritisation, and safety - according to a survey by Medical Protection.

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Press release 15/06/2021

Investigating doctors with health concerns under ‘lack of competence’...

Investigating doctors with health concerns under ‘lack of competence’ grounds could exacerbate health issues

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If fitness to practise concerns which relate to a doctor’s health are investigated under ‘lack of competence’ grounds, it could carry unintended consequences for the doctor involved, according to Medical Protection.

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Press release 18/03/2021

Statement on GMC's updated guidance on doctors with low level allegat...

Statement on GMC's updated guidance on doctors with low level allegations

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Medical Protection statement on General Medical Council (GMC) updated guidance on how it will consider concerns about doctors involving allegations of low level violence and dishonesty.

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Press release 12/02/2021

4 in 5 GPs fear reprisal over delayed referrals

4 in 5 GPs fear reprisal over delayed referrals

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Nearly 4 in 5 GPs in the UK (77%) are concerned about facing investigation if patients come to harm as a result of delayed referrals or non Covid-19 services being unavailable or limited, according to a survey by Medical Protection.

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Press release 12/02/2021

Missed opportunity to reform GMC, says Medical Protection

Missed opportunity to reform GMC, says Medical Protection

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Medical Protection has called on the Government to move at pace to reform the General Medical Council’s Fitness to Practise processes, rather than tinkering by changing the number of regulatory bodies.

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Press release 03/12/2020

Medical Protection providing automatic and free of charge support for...

Medical Protection providing automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS Covid-19 vaccine team

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Medical Protection providing automatic and free of charge support for retired doctors who join NHS Covid-19 vaccine team

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Press release 26/11/2020

Medical Protection response to DHSC consultation: Urgent action neede...

Medical Protection response to DHSC consultation: Urgent action needed to reform GMC

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Medical Protection welcomes the commitment by the Department of Health and Social Care (DHSC) to modernise the laws that underpin the work of the health and care professional regulators.

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Press release 18/11/2020

1 in 3 doctors have suffered verbal or physical abuse during Covid-19

1 in 3 doctors have suffered verbal or physical abuse during Covid-19

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Over a third (35%) of healthcare professionals say they have suffered verbal or physical abuse from patients, or patients’ relatives during Covid-19, according to a survey by Medical Protection.

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Press release 08/10/2020

Public must be reassured that NHS is safe and open

Public must be reassured that NHS is safe and open

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Medical Protection urges the Government to strike a balance in its messaging to ensure the public know the NHS is safe and open to those who need medical attention for issues not related to Covid-19.

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Press release 16/09/2020

Medical Protection comments on GMC advice regarding Covid-19 complaints

Medical Protection comments on GMC advice regarding Covid-19 complaints

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The GMC has issued guidance to its staff setting out how to take the Covid-19 context into account when considering complaints against doctors. Dr Rob Hendry, Medical Director, comments.

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Press release 07/08/2020

Government faces call to make face masks mandatory in healthcare sett...

Government faces call to make face masks mandatory in healthcare settings, as laws extend to cinemas and churches

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Medical Protection are calling on the UK Government to make face masks mandatory in healthcare settings, as laws extends to cinemas and churches

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